May 8, 2010

Wild Thing has come to Toronto

Lisa's traveling doll has made it from California to Ohio to England and finally here to me. That's a lot of miles on the beat up old' VW bus. She's having a great time touring a hip young Yorkville and Rochdale College.

Opened in 1968, Rochdale College was an experiment in alternative student-run education and co-operative living in Toronto, Canada. Also known as the Rochdale Project, it was associated with Innis College, University of Toronto.  

Flowers and free love. Antiwar marches and acid tests. In the mid to late 1960s, youth across North America and Europe began to "turn on, tune in and drop out." Fed up with the establishment — parents, schools, police — they went looking for a new way of life. To Toronto's Yorkville and Vancouver's Kitsilano district they came, preaching peace, love and non-conformity. 

I'll add more of her tale in her journal!

She's got some fab new go-go boots and a great Orange tie-dyed mini-dress. She still needs some work on her boots,but right now the heels are drying.


PolkadotToadstool said...

Ha Ha, those go go boots are great. What a character.

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Lisa J said...

She looks great in that car I love the boots too.

Nat said...

love the van photo. Those boots are HOT. Thanks for coming by my blog. I don't get any shrinkage that I notice, and no I am not using them on my cloth dolls. What I am doing is more of relief sculpture. I guess I should say more like 3 days. I sit it in front of a fan which speeds up the drying.

Kate said...

I had the pleasure of seeing Wild Thing in person and I think she's my favorite so far! I do love her hair and the boots!